June 2016 Pituitary Research Articles

Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.


Current and Emerging Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus in Acromegaly.
Frara S, Maffezzoni F, Mazziotti G, Giustina A.
Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2016 May 24. pii: S1043-2760(16)30041-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2016.04.014. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Carotid artery protrusion and dehiscence in patients with acromegaly.
Sasagawa Y, Tachibana O, Doai M, Hayashi Y, Tonami H, Iizuka H, Nakada M.
Pituitary. 2016 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]


Editor’s note: Dr. Fleseriu is a member of the PNA

Late-night salivary cortisol may be valuable for assessing treatment response in patients with Cushing's disease: 12-month, Phase III pasireotide study.
Findling JW, Fleseriu M, Newell-Price J, Petersenn S, Pivonello R, Kandra A, Pedroncelli AM, Biller BM.
Endocrine. 2016 May 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Cushing's Syndrome: Where and How to Find It.
Debono M, Newell-Price JD.
Front Horm Res. 2016;46:15-27. doi: 10.1159/000443861. Epub 2016 May 17.

Second-line tests in the differential diagnosis of ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome.
Barbot M, Trementino L, Zilio M, Ceccato F, Albiger N, Daniele A, Frigo AC, Mardari R, Rolma G, Boscaro M, Arnaldi G, Scaroni C.
Pituitary. 2016 May 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Cushing in a Leaf: Endocrine Disruption From A Natural Remedy.
Martini C, Zanchetta E, Ruvo MD, Nalesso A, Battocchio M, Gentilin E, Degli Uberti E, Vettor R, Chiara Zatelli M.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 May 24:jc20161490. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Tumors

Editor’s note: Drs. Jane and Laws are longtime members of the PNA

Primary versus revision transsphenoidal resection for nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas: matched cohort study.
Przybylowski CJ, Dallapiazza RF, Williams BJ, Pomeraniec IJ, Xu Z, Payne SC, Laws ER, Jane JA Jr.
J Neurosurg. 2016 May 20:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Atypical pituitary adenomas: clinical characteristics and role of ki-67 and p53 in prognostic and therapeutic evaluation. A series of 50 patients.
Del Basso De Caro M, Solari D, Pagliuca F, Villa A, Guadagno E, Cavallo LM, Colao A, Pettinato G, Cappabianca P.
Neurosurg Rev. 2016 May 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Steroidogenic Factor 1, Pit-1, and Adrenocorticotropic Hormone: A Rational Starting Place for the Immunohistochemical Characterization of Pituitary Adenoma.
McDonald WC, Banerji N, McDonald KN, Ho B, Macias V, Kajdacsy-Balla A.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Double separate versus contiguous pituitary adenomas: MRI features and endocrinological follow up.
Roberts S, Borges MT, Lillehei KO, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK.
Pituitary. 2016 May 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Proopiomelanocortin, glucocorticoid, and CRH receptor expression in human ACTH-secretingpituitary adenomas.
Cassarino MF, Sesta A, Pagliardini L, Los

Therapy of Endocrine Disease: Surgery in Microprolactinomas: Effectivemess and Risks Based on Contemporary Literature.
Tampourlou M, Trifanescu R, Paluzzi A, Ahmed SK, Karavitaki N.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2016 May 20. pii: EJE-16-0087. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Incidence and Risk Factors for Prolonged Hospitalization and Readmission after Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery.
Bur AM, Brant JA, Newman JG, Hatten KM, Cannady SB, Fischer JP, Lee JY, Adappa ND.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 May 24. pii: 0194599816652379. [Epub ahead of print]

Outcomes and Complications of Endoscopic Versus Microscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery in Pituitary Adenoma.
Guvenc G, Kizmazoglu C, Pinar E, Imre A, Kaya I, Bezircioglu H, Yuceer N.
J Craniofac Surg. 2016 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Disease

BK Channels and the Control of the Pituitary.
Duncan PJ, Shipston MJ.
Int Rev Neurobiol. 2016;128:343-68. doi: 10.1016/bs.irn.2016.03.004. Epub 2016 Mar 24.

Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism: implications of absent mini-puberty.
Dwyer AA, Jayasena CN, Quinton R.
Minerva Endocrinol. 2016 Jun;41(2):188-95.


A comparison of the doses received by normal cranial tissues during different simple model conventional radiotherapeutic approaches to pituitary tumours.
Toossi MT, Sabet LS, Soleymanifard S, Anvari K, Bakhshizadeh M.
Australas Phys Eng Sci Med. 2016 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]


Biochemical Testing of the Thyroid: TSH Really is the Best and, Oftentimes, Only Test Needed - A Review for Primary Care.
Sheehan MT.
Clin Med Res. 2016 May 26. pii: cmr.2016.1309. [Epub ahead of print]


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